Ex libris inscription by Jean Ann Leonard. The title is Medieval History: Europe from the Fourth to the Sixteenth Century (1935) by Carl Stephenson. The inscription includes an address: 324 Ferncliff Hall. This was probably the dormitory of that name at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Jean Ann Leonard was likely then a student at the university and this was her textbook. Topics: bookplate, ex libris, inscription
Bookplate of Julia C. Phillips. Most likely from late 20th Century (sometime between date of publication - 1982 - and date purchased for sale by second-hand bookstore - 2006). In title America's Families: A Documentary History edited by Donald M. Scott and Bernard Wishy. Topics: bookplate, ex libris
The promise of Linked Data is not that it is another way of aggregating data. For too long have library data been trapped within data-silos only accessible through obscure protocols. Why is access to library data still an issue? Letting everyone access and link to library data lets anyone build the next killer app. LIBRIS, the Swedish Union Catalogue is, since the beginning of this year, available as Linked Data. We discuss how and why. -- Anders Soderback, National Library of Sweden Topics: code4lib, 2009, linked data, libris
A bookplate for William E. Ray. Pre-printed design with owner's name handwritten on bottom of pasted label. Handwritten inscription reads: "William E. Ray Sept. 1957". Book title is "A Thousand Marriages" by Robert Latou Dickinson and Lura Beam, originally published 1931, this copy printed in April 1949. Bookplate probably dates to the mid-late Twentieth Century. Topics: bookplate, book plate, ex libris, inscription
Ex Libris has announced an Open Platform Strategy. As part of this approach they will supply well-documented âOpen-APIsâ and Web services. They have also created EL Commons, a collaborative Web-based platform that includes a Developer Zone and a code-sharing platform for customers. OCLC also has an Open-API approach with the WorldCat Grid. This presentation will investigate what this Open-API strategy means for customers and why (or why not) libraries should support this âopenâ-proprietary... Topics: code4lib, 2009, ex libris open platform
Owner's inscription in copy of 'Community Civics' by R.O. Hughes. Inscription reads "Leo Kaszlewicz 3821 Elm St." The same name and address is inscribed twice inside the cover. The owner is possibly the Leo Joseph Kaszlewicz born December 7, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois to Polish immigrant parents (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQTX-H9Z). The census only shows them as living in Chicago/Cook County but there is a "3821 Elm Street" in East Chicago, Indiana which is a... Topics: book cover, bookplate, book plate, ex libris, Chicago
Owner's initials "W.L.S." in black ink on title page of a copy of "The Americanization of Edward Bok" published in 1923 in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons. Topics: bookplate, book plate, ex libris, initials, ephemera, Edward Bok
Bookplate ("ex libris") of Brian A. Salmons (Orlando, Florida, USA). Designed and made in 2013. The motto, "I am all the writers that I have read", comes from the Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges. The pineapple is a widely-recognized symbol of hospitality and welcome. Here is symbolizes openness to new ideas and new understanding derived from reading. The motto is an English translation of something Borges said in an interview for an article with the Spanish daily... Topics: bookplate, book plate, ex libris, ephemera, pineapple, Jorge Luis Borges
Two ex libris: 1) Handwritten in blue ink "E.J. Lee, 823 Park" and 2) a mass-produced bookplate inscribed in black ink with "Dorothy Warnell, Lake Wales, Florida". The book is titled "Rebuilding a Lost Faith, by an American Agnostic" and was published anonymously in 1924 (Fourth Edition) by P.T. Kenedy And Sons, 44 Barclay Street, New York. The author is John L. Stoddard. Full text of the book is available here:... Topics: ex libris, bookplate, book plate, Lake Wales, Warnell, ephemera, P.T. Kenedy, John L. Stoddard,...
Wright, Printer. . . .; Dedicated to Charles [Bloomfield], the author's "only son"; Preface by author; Photograph front. Of Robert Bloomfield by H. Hall before p.iii; Paper board-bound with gilt border on cover; red label with gilt letters on spine; blue marble end papers; M. E. Barry Rare Book Collection. Special Collections, Alumnae Library, Elms College. Topics: English poetry, Ballads, English--Texts, Pastoral Poetry, English, Fore-edge painting--Specimens,...